The biggest change for me as a head coach transitioning from high school to college was how early the “big boys” began their regular in-season practices. The 2 month head start to a clean slate was always a refreshing way to start over. Cold, but refreshing nonetheless.
The importance of lacrosse fundamentals are seen daily at any college practice as they prepare for their first tri-scrimmages. Those scrimmages are an opportunity to not only see the freshman compete against someone other than their roommates, but also seeing if the coaches have learned from the mistakes in the substitution game, or if they have found the right personnel combination on extra man.
I was always hopeful mistakes were made in the preseason in which we could learn from. Winning at the college, high school and recreation levels is going to come, but not without a little rain first.
Centercourt Sports and the Jack Sandler Foundation are happy to announce a partnership to give your town programs the same opportunity. The Sandler Foundation’s goal is to educate young athletes, and provide them with opportunities to fulfill their potential in all aspects of life, as well as to empower them to become leaders, to achieve goals and to inspire others along the way.
A positional clinic, and 3 scrimmages with certified officials will give coaches and players a chance to correct mistakes an improve for the warmer months ahead.
Teams from all over the state of NJ are currently entering our 1st annual Town Tournament at Morris County Central Parks on March 24th and 25th. For more information please click the link below to register your teams now.